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English verb: persevere

1. persevere (change) be persistent, refuse to stop

SamplesHe persisted to call me every night.
The child persisted and kept asking questions.

Synonymshang in, hang on, hold on, persist

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold

Narrower (hyponym)ask for it, ask for trouble, follow, obstinate, plug, plug away, stick to, stick with

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